In a ground-breaking project with Thurrock Council, funded by SHDF, three high-rise tower blocks will get their storage heaters replaced with ground source heat pumps that are three times more energy-efficient.

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Key points:

  • GSHPs replacing storage heaters in 273 residences across three tower blocks in Chadwell St Mary’s
  • The project is set to reduce fuel bills by over 50% for some Thurrock residents
  • Over the life cycle of this installation, the total emissions saving of the heat pumps is projected to be 7,080 tons of CO2.
  • Thurrock Council secured £3.2 million from Wave 1 of the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) to help finance the scheme.
  • The project demonstrates the potential for GSHPs to rapidly and affordably decarbonise multiple properties at scale

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